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Conveyancing in Alresford Q & A's

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Updated: 17/01/17

Alresford attractions

Itchen Stoke St Mary Churches Conservation Trust and Avington Park Historic Houses Association are situated in Alresford.

Alresford's closest train station is Alresford: Watercress Line at 1 mile s. Alresford's closest airport is Southampton, Mitchell Way Airport. Farnborough (TAG London) Airport is 22 miles, Southampton Airport is 13 miles and Blackbushe Airport is 22 miles away.

The most convenient hospital for Alresford is Winchester, Royal Hampshire County.

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How do we get affordable conveyancing?

A.

Confusion over this matter catches out many buyers, and can leave them paying far more in conveyancing fees than they budgeted. Many property lawyers advertise cheap conveyancing quotes, but additional charges are often hiding in the terms and conditions that buyers often do not check. Any fees included in terms of engagement should be fair and only come into force where the lawyer must complete additional work on your behalf, which could not be anticipated at the start of the process. Homeward Legal quotes are not estimates, and offer a clear statement of your legal fees for a standard conveyancing transaction.

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What sort of local environmental checks into the potential risk of possible flooding to properties in Hampshire will the Alresford solicitor actually conduct for a Victorian house we are buying?

A.

A conveyancer will conduct standard protocol property environmental searches that should include Alresford flood risk area data.

Q.

Do you advise that I get a chancel liability search? I am buying a Alresford maisonette on the same street as a parson's close.

A.

The result of Aston Cantlow (PCC) v Wallbank reaffirmed that 'lay rectors' of property must subsidise church repairs. A chancel search is used to confirm whether such a liability exists. Liability is more common in some parts of the country. A conveyancing solicitor will be able to advise as to whether a chancel search is necessary, and recommend suitable insurance. Church lands in this area where a chancel search may be appropriate include St Andrew.

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What do we need to calculate SDLT, and how much should we pay on a £663k house?

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Stamp Duty in Alresford will rely on a limited set of factors, including the value of the home, and whether it is in a 'disadvantaged area'. Stamp duty will be £26520 on a £663k house.*

*Accurate 12/03/2013

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I am on a deadline and would like guarantee fast conveyancing, how could we speed up our move?

A.

Finding a experienced conveyancing solicitor is key fast conveyancing. There are a range of tasks you as the buyer could do to speed up the process. These include:

  • requesting status updates from the conveyancing solicitor regularly
  • quickly completing and return any forms
  • organising your finances

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How can I go about determine whether the conservation area we are buying in is at risk?

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Local Alresford conservation areas are created by the local Winchester planning authority, who administer the state of the area including things like street posts, addition of unsympathetic windows and what can be demolished. English Heritage have assembled a list of the condition (poor to good) of conservation areas.

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What can a Alresford conveyancing solicitor recommend if the maisonette I want to buy is inside a Winchester planning authority conservation area which has unlawful PVC windows fitted to it?

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Winchester council Requisition for search and Official Certificate of Search conducted by the solicitor in the process of the conveyancing will establish whether the property is in a conservation area and any evidence of council approval for additions to the property will be requested. If no appropriate consents be supplied your solicitor will advise you of the alternatives which include purchasing an indemnity insurance or seeking retrospective approval from Winchester planning authority.

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We are buying on a new development brownfield site. Is the soil likely to remain contaminated?

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Even where some contamination has occurred in Alresford, risk levels are usually low. Various bodies hold data on land contaminants affecting Alresford, including local authorities.

 
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